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John Innes composts were developed over 50 years ago and are based on a traditional recipe of sterilised loam, peat and horticultural grit with added nutrients.

  • Feeds & encourages healthy plant growth
  • Feeds for five weeks
  • Develops stronger roots
  • Encourages flower development
  • Sizes 10L, 30L
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Westland John Innes No.2 Potting-on Compost, a loam based compost which is a naturally reduced peat mix, is a richer compost for vigorous seedlings and plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, geranium, fuschias and most house plants. Westland John Innes No.2 Potting-on Compost is the best choice for potting-on.

‌• Contains a rich nutrient content ideal for thriving plants.

‌• Easy to water and re-wet.

‌• High loam content acts as a buffer for nutrients

‌• Stabilises pots and containers.

‌• Encourages a healthy root system for a larger, healthier plant.


‌• Keep compost moist NEVER allow to dry out.

‌• Water carefully using a watering can with a fine rose.

‌• Do not overfeed.

Handy Gardening Tips

• Store in a frost free place and away from weedkillers and other garden chemicals.
• Re-seal bag after use.


How to use

First, put on a pair of gloves and rework compost between your hands, so it regains its intended texture. Then you’re all set.


A gardener re-potting a plant using John Innes No.2 Potting-on Compost.

• Only re-pot during the growing season of the plant.

• Water plant well and allow to drain before re-potting. Check new container has holes to allow adequate drainage.

• Partly fill the new container with compost allowing room for the root ball.

• Carefully loosen the roots to allow the roots to strike into the new compost.

• Surrond the root ball with fresh compost and gently firm in around the edges.

• Water plant well.

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